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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kharmon320, May 29, 2016.

  1. kharmon320

    kharmon320 Chirping

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    I love this thread and thought I would add my EE's to the mix. My babies are 4 weeks old today, but I truly think I will wind up with 5 out of 7 cockerels. Not very good odds. I am questioning this one's color/pattern. The wings are very uniform and the chest is coming in a very light cream color with a light cream/pale brown flecks further down the chest. I was shocked when I realized the chest was so light. I will post baby, 2 week, 19 days, and 4 weeks. As he/she develops, I'll add to the post.

    Smudge as a baby: (in the middle) has always been a washed out brown color with willow-y legs.
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    Smudge at 2 weeks:

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    Smidge at 19 days:

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    Smudge 4 weeks (current):

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    Is this pattern typical of pullets? The comb is pinker than I like, but it's only one row of peas.
     

  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    First off I think smudge is adorable! As for gender, EEs are mixes so there isn't really a standard for the coloring of females vs. males but pullets tend to have a more consistent pattern compared to males (but then again they are mixes so you never know!).
     
  3. kharmon320

    kharmon320 Chirping

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    Thanks for looking! I actually meant to post this in the EE thread which shows them as they develop. I'm a dork and hit "new thread" instead of post a reply. Please forgive me for the duplication.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    No your fine :) You can start your thread and update as they grow if you wish (as well as post in the EE thread).
     
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    kharmon320 Chirping

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    Here's a 5 week collage. If the comb weren't pink, I would really think this is a pullet. Can't wait to see how he/she develops.
     

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